There are people who come into your life who make you feel like they’re the best thing since sliced bread. Then when you get to know them you start to think it’s more like sour milk.
I’m sure if you’ve been in more than one relationship, you’ve noticed people can be cruel. That’s something I have tried to refuse to believe, but the longer I’m on this earth I realize that it’s not something I can ignore.
What I’ve come to realize is there are going to be people who show you that they can “act” one way, but after your guard is down that’s when they begin to show you who they truly are. I swear it seems like I’ve come across every type of asshole there is! I guess you gotta kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince.
Please don’t feel like what I’m saying is bashing anyone in any way. I just really wanted to talk about what’s going on with me. I don’t know if you know; but I use this site as a diary. Somewhere I can jot down the way I’m feeling or what I’m going through at the current time. In many ways this blog has been my life saver, and I’m so grateful for it. There are people out here who don’t know how to express what they’re going through. That’s why I’m so grateful to places like WordPress, YouTube, and Snapchat for providing places people can express themselves. There are times you just don’t know what to do. Then there are times you know what to do, but you’re not trying to get landed in jail (Lol). Sometimes those emotions hit you so hard that’s all you wanna do is act on them. Then you remember, “Damn! I can’t do that…. I’m not trying to be Big Bertha’s b****”. Seriously though, if you have someone in your life that is bringing you to that negative head space, you’re going to have to try to find a way to get away from that person; because their negative energy is going to continue to put you in a funk. I don’t know about you; but I’m not trying to be sucking up those toxic vibes.
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“Mahogany, you know I’m here for you.”
“I know. That’s why I’m trying to watch out for you; because I got yo back and I know, you got mine.”
“I’m sorry you went through what you went through. I thank you for looking out. But I don’t think Klaus is anything like that.” “Desire, you don’t know what this man is really like. The one good thing I have to say about him is, he has his own money. Did you ever find out what he does?”
“No. All I know is he’s the boss and can get time off when ever he needs it.”
“You telling me, ya’ll have been together for a little over a month now and he still hasn’t told you what he does?”
“Yeah. But he told me from the jump that he wanted to get to know me first before he tells me the inner most parts of his life.”
“Desire, what the f*** are you talking about?! You telling me his a** can’t even tell you where he works?! He at least knows that much about you!”
“I know. But, I’m trying to give him the time he needs to tell me when he’s ready.”
“I don’t know where you come from with this p**** s***! Grow some balls!”
“Mahogany, can I do this the way I know how?”
“No! Because the men in Miami are a different breed, they nothing like the men you know. They cut throat!”
“Well, I guess it’s good for me that he’s not from Miami.”
“That don’t change a damn thing. He been here for a while, I’m sure he don picked up some of the ways.”
“You worry to much.”
“When you seeing him again?”
“Where ya’ll going?”
“Damn, Momma.” “Desire, just answer the question.” “Well, we haven’t decided yet. But, I really just want to stay in.”
“There you go with yo fast a**?”
“I’m not being fast I just don’t want to go anywhere.” “Like I said.”
“Whatever.” “Well, expect me to drop on by. I wanna see what Mr. Klaus is all about.” “Why?!”
“Because, I want to make sure he has the best intensions for my bestfriend.”
“Don’t you think I should have figured that out already?” “No. He got yo nose wide open. So asking you to look at ya’lls relationship logically, is something you’re not capable of at the current moment. By this point I’m sure you’ve been hypnotized by the d***.”
“Ha, ha, ha, you so funny; Not.” “Whatever. I’m not saying to be funny. I just know how this thing works.”
“Mahogany, can I give you a call back?!”
Klaus was on the other end and Desire was hot and bothered thinking about the night before. “He’s on the other end; isn’t he?”
“How you know?”
“Because you sounding a little to happy to get off the phone. Go ahead and talk to him. But let him know, I want to meet him tonight.”
Mahogany and Desire’s relationship reflected that of sisters. They hadn’t known each other for long, but that didn’t matter because their souls felt as if they had known each other forever.
Ending the phone call with Mahogany, she clicked over to speaker to her (a.k.a beautiful stranger) Klaus.
“Hey baby! Are we still on for tonight?”
“That’s why I’m calling. I’m not gonna be able to make it tonight.”
“Nothing. I just have to take care of some business.” “What’s really going on?”
“I told you Desire. I have to take care of some business. These are the type of things that come with owning a multi-million dollar company.”
“I understand you have to work, but this is the third time you’ve cancelled on me this week!”
“Baby, I’m so sorry. Best believe I’m gonna make it up to you.”
“What are you gonna do?” Desire was very disappointed, but soon forgot about it because if there was anything Klaus was good at, it was making up.
“First we’re going to take a little vacation. I know you need it and so do I.”
“Where are we going?” “It won’t matter because we’ll be in the room most of the time. All I wanna do is make love to you, and spoil you in every way I know how.”
“And I want you too. But when are we gonna go out and have some fun? It seems like all we’ve been doing for the past couple of weeks, is have sex.”
“I thought you were enjoying yourself.” “Don’t get me wrong; I am. I just thought this would be something more than a sex thing.” “That’s not what this is.”
“Coulda fooled me. Every time you come over here, we end up having sex.”
“That’s only because I’m attracted to you and you’re attracted to me.” “I get that. But, you haven’t taken me any where since, what?….. About two weeks ago.”
“In do time. You know my business keeps me busy. I’m sorry I’m not able to give you the time you deserve. But I really like you, and I think something special could come from the chemistry we have.” “I like you too. But, I’m not about to be sitting here waiting for you to show up, and you bail just when I think I’m gonna see you!” “Patience, Monique. You will be seeing me real soon. I just have to take care of this first.
How about we make plans for tomorrow?”
“Let’s play it by ear. I might have plans tomorrow.”
“Okay. Well, give me a call when you’re free.”
“No. How about you do that?”
“Alright, I’ll call you tomorrow.”
“Okay, I look forward to hearing from you.” Desire was pissed. She thought something was really starting to takeoff between the two of them. But every time she thought he was allowing her to get closer, he would pull back by disappearing for a couple of days at a time. But little did she know, there was a really good reason he wasn’t spending as much time with her as he did before. She planned on doing some digging for herself. She felt it was time to get to know more about him than he was telling her. So she did what any woman in a situation like hers would have done; she made a plan to follow him home the next time he came over.
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“Hey baby, how are you doing this morning?” Jacoby was a loving devoted husband for all of ten years. He knew that he made the right decision marrying Stacy. He felt they belonged together.
“I’m fine baby. Are you going in to work today?”
“Yeah, I figure that I should because I just signed another vocalist to the label.”
“What’s his or her name?”
“Hold up! So, you telling me that you signed a woman?!”
“How are you so sure that it’s a female?”
“Because I know that there is no man out there that is going to call himself something as soft as Shadow.”
“Okay you’re right. What’s wrong with that?”
“I thought that you were supposed to be running things by me before you decide to sign anyone.”
“I knew that you would love her. That’s why I didn’t bother you with the details.”
“How are you so sure? You’re not an expert when it comes to knowing who I’ll like.”
“I’m not claiming to be. This girl just has that thing about her that makes you wanna get to know her. That’s what sales.”
“Okay, that’s all find and dandy. But you should have still ran it past me!”
“I’m sorry baby. It won’t happen again.”
“It better not!
So, let’s get back to this Shadow girl.”
“What about her?”
“When am I going to meet her?”
“Whenever you want to.”
“Okay, good. Come on let’s go.”
“Really baby? You jealous?”
“Who said that?”
“The way that you acting letting me know that you jealous.”
“I’m not jealous. I just need to know what kind of woman is around my man.”
“So, you are jealous. What, you don’t trust me?”
“Jacoby, you already know how me, and you got together. If that’s what you plan on doing to me, let me know now so I can cut my losses.”
“Baby don’t go there. That was different. I didn’t love her the way that I love you.”
“Really.” Jacoby grabbed Stacy into a tight embrace reassuring that there was nothing to worry about.
“So, you don’t have a problem with me coming with you to work?”
“No not at all.”
Jacoby was hoping that Stacy’s mind was going to change. But it didn’t. He was sure that they would get along. The only thing was Stacy being jealous of how beautiful Shadow was. Jacoby already knew that he wasn’t going to hear the end of it.
“Okay, come on let’s go.”
The whole ride to the label was uncomfortable. He wasn’t sure what was going to happen, but he knew that the two of them meeting was inevitable.
“So, what does she look like?”
“In all of the time that we’ve known each other I have never known you to be the jealous type.”
“I’m not being jealous! Just a little inquisitive.”
“Try a lot.”
“Whatever. Don’t end up on the couch tonight.”
“Really? It’s that serious?”
“You making it that way. This is all you.”
“No, It’s not all me. You are making something out of nothing.”
“I already told you that I love you and I only want you.”
“Yeah, that’s what you say. But what a man says and what he really means is seen only through his actions. So, all this love that you showing me right now, you better keep on doing so after Ms. Shadow starts working with the company.”
“Have I changed at all since day one?”
“No. But you never hired a woman either.”
“Woman, man it shouldn’t matter. You should know that you can trust me.”
“That’s how I got you because your ex-wife trusted you. I’m not making that mistake.”
“Are you serious right now? You are really comparing yourself to Sheila?”
“I’m not comparing. I’m just stating facts.”
“What is that? That I can’t be trusted?”
“You said it, not me.”
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